Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett’s TEDMED talk today debuted on TEDMED.com and TED.com. She is the first health commissioner from any U.S. city to give a TEDMED talk.
The Health Department today released a new series of anti-smoking ads featuring Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Health Commissioner and herself a former smoker.
The Health Department, United Hospital Fund (UHF) and their partners in the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) today released PHIP Small Practice Project, a report which focuses on the challenges small, independent primary care practices Continue Reading →
Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett on passing of comprehensive tobacco legislation package with effects from Harlem to Hollis, Queens: “The City today took a major stride toward improving the health of Continue Reading →
The Health Department today released its Manhattan Community Health Profiles, detailing the health of all 12 community districts in the borough.
The Health Department announced that, starting today, New York City will raise the base price for a pack of cigarettes to $13 – the highest pack price in the nation.
The Health Department today launched the NYC Heart Age Calculator, an online tool to help New Yorkers determine their risk for heart disease and stroke.
This Memorial Day weekend, the Health Department reminds beachgoers to sign up for “Know Before You Go,” a free text service in English and Spanish that informs New Yorkers if Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that this weekend, Citi Bike will celebrate its fifth anniversary as the nation’s largest bike-share system.
The Health Department today released preliminary data on lead poisoning in children, showing a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of children under age 6 with Continue Reading →
Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett announced announced that the City will being enforcing updated calorie labeling rules today.
First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray today announced a groundbreaking pilot program designed to allow mothers currently incarcerated at Rikers Island to visit and participate in activities with Continue Reading →
The Health Department today released the 2016 Infant Mortality Summary of Vital Statistics, which found that infant mortality has dropped to a historic low in New York City, though disparities Continue Reading →
Mayor de Blasio, First Lady McCray and City Council Members today launched the NYC Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force.
As the weather gets warmer, and New Yorkers open their windows more, the Health Department and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) remind New Yorkers that properly installed Continue Reading →
The Health Department today released its first comprehensive data brief on depression among New York City adults.
The Health Department today released an Epi Data Brief examining, for the first time, health disparities among Asian New Yorkers. Approximately 1.2 million people who identify as Asian live in Continue Reading →
Today, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the City Council announced three new in-person resource hubs, called the NYC Immigrant Information Desk, creating central, hyperlocal resources for immigrant New Continue Reading →
As part of an ongoing effort to reduce rates of high blood pressure among New Yorkers, the Health Department today announced a collaboration with New York City chain and independent Continue Reading →
In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day, the agency today released a new report on tuberculosis (TB) cases from Harlem to Hollis in 2017.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the release of the City’s Vision Zero Year Four Report, a comprehensive review of the first four years of the groundbreaking safety initiative.
The Health Department’s Center for Health Equity today announced that the Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) program has improved health outcomes for Harlem residents.
The Health Department announced the launch of its first naloxone detailing campaign to expand distribution of the medication in independent pharmacies.
The NYC Health Department today is announcing a collaboration with Walgreens to offer 1,000 vouchers for flu shots at 11 Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies located in areas with high Continue Reading →
The Health Department and the Fund for Public Health in New York City today announced a $1.8 million grant from Merck for Mothers to further bolster the City’s efforts to Continue Reading →